You Are The Apple of His Eye

You are the apple of His eye. Zechariah 2:8 For thus says the Lord of hosts: “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye. That phrase, “apple of my eye” seems to originate in the Hebrew language wherein it is a term for the reflection of a person in another’s eye. It is used to indicate deep affection where if you are the apple of someone’s eye they only have eyes for you. So! You, are the apple of God’s eye. Can I translate a little more for you? You are God’s favorite. Yes, you. You are God’s favorite. This fingerprint of identity places you securely in the center of God’s attention. How near and dear we are to Him. Like a lover, beholding his love, God gazes on you with deep affection. His thoughts toward you are good and pure. Jeremiah 29:11 may be familiar to you. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. NKJV This speaks of a God planning a future with you, much the same way a groom plans a future with his bride. This is your identity. You are the object of God’s desire, the apple of His eye. Can you picture your image reflected it the eye of God? Before you can be a reflection in someone’s eye you have to be fairly close to them. He wants us that close. His desire is that you and I stand and walk closely enough to Him that our image is reflected in His eye. If one is that close then they would, in turn, become a reflection of Christ. The apple of His eye? Yes! Absolutely! This is why Jesus gave His life as a ransom. This is how important we are to Him. In fact, one of the reasons we are told not to worry is that we are so valuable. I believe we need to remain humble but it is a fine line between humble and false humility. Never discount yourself. You are not a nothing, you are amazing and wonderful. You are the apple of His eye.

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